Pool heating | Solar or Heat Pumps for swimming pools
Solar pool heating systems are the most economical, and environmental friendly systems available that utilises free solar energy to heat swimming pool water. Solar panels are normally installed on the building's roof (not on thatched roofs), but ground level installations are also practical if enough space is available.
For information about electric heat pumps for swimming pool heating. click here
[ Afrikaans: Sonverhitting ]
The system diagram below illustrates the basic components of a solar pool heating system. The existing pool pump is used for circulation of the water through the panels. A pump with a power rating of 0.75kW for panels installed on a single simplex roof and and a 1.1kW pump for double storey roofs are required to ensure sufficient water circulation.
Our solar panels are made from durable UV stabilized polypropylene with a life expectancy of about 12 years. These panels are recommended for use in all South African locations.
Fact: "More panels equals more heat!"
|Roof space required||
|P2||2||1.25m||3m||3.0m x 3.5m||17m2||8m2||Click here|
|P3||3||1.25m||3m||4.4m x 3.5m||25m2||12m2||Click here|
|P4||4||1.25m||3m||5.5m x 3.5m||32m2||17m2||Click here|
|P5||5||1.25m||3m||6.7m x 3.5m||40m2||20m2||Click here|
|P6||6||1.25m||3m||8.0m x 3.5m||48m2||24m2||Click here|
|P7||7||1.25m||3m||9.2m x 3.5m||55m2||27m2||Click here|
|P8||8||1.25m||3m||10.5m x3.5m||60m2||30m2||Click here|
|SC200||1.25m x 2m panel only||Click here|
|SC250||1.25m x 2.5m panel only||Click here|
|SC300||1.25m x 3m panel only||Click here|
|SC400||1.25m x 4m panel only||Click here|
|SC500||1.25m x 5m panel only||Click here|
|SC600||1.25m x 6m panel only||Click here|
|SC-B||Backing sheet||Click here|
|STA3M||Stand for 3m panel||Approx. R2500.00|
Installation: R2500.00 + traveling @ R3.50/km only if outside Pretoria, Centurion, Johannesburg, Witbank or Middelburg areas.
R3500.00 (Double storey roofs) + traveling cost
To size a system, calculate the pool surface area [Length x Width] and use the above table to see how many panels is required to increase your pool's temperature by 8 to 12 Degrees Celsius when used in conjunction with a solar pool cover.
This estimated temperature increase is based on the assumption that a pool cover is used.
Installation lead-time: 5 - 10 days from confirmation of order
Installation & testing: 1 - 2 days
Conditional carry-in warranty: 5 years
DIY Kits are delivered ex stock in Gauteng at R65.00 and elsewhere in South Africa at R120.00
These solar pool heating panels are made in South Africa and exported around the world.
Above prices may change without notice
Solar pool covers (also called "solar blankets") are the most popular heat retention mechanism and made from Ultra Violet treated Polyethylene material blended with several other materials to increase strength and suppleness to improve handling on swimming pools.
Benefits of using a solar covers are:
- It increases the water temperature of outdoor in full sunshine by about 5°C
- Cuts heating costs by at least 60%
- It reduces evaporation by up to 95%
- Keeps your swimming pool or spa cleaner
- Ultra light-weight making it easy to remove before swimming and to replace again afterwards
- Extends your swimming season
- Easy installation. Cover is laid on water surface and trimmed to shape with a ordinary household scissors.
Disadvantages of solar covers are:
- Relative short lifespan (2.5 to 3 years)
- Should be stored in shade when not on the pool (or protect with a solar protection sheet)
- Important: This is not a safety cover, but can easily be used in conjunction with a pool safety net or swimming pool alarm.
Roll-up stations are recommended for solar covers longer than 8m.
|Spa1||Solar cover for spa||2m||2m||Click here for price|
|Spa2||Solar cover for spa||2.5m||2.5m||Click here for price|
|Spa3||Solar cover for spa||3m||2m||Click here for price|
|Spa4||Solar cover for spa||3m||3m||Click here for price|
|1066||Solar cover||3m||4m||Click here for price|
|1069||Solar cover||3m||5m||Click here for price|
|1120||Solar cover||3m||6m||Click here for price|
|1123||Solar cover||3m||7m||Click here for price|
|1125||Solar cover||4m||6m||Click here for price|
|1126||Solar cover||4m||7m||Click here for price|
|1128||Solar cover||4m||8m||Click here for price|
|1130||Solar cover||4m||9m||Click here for price|
|1131||Solar cover||5m||10m||Click here for price|
|1133||Solar cover||6m||10m||Click here for price|
|1134||Solar cover||6m||11m||Click here for price|
|1135||Solar cover||6m||12m||Click here for price|
|Any size made on request|
|4m Roll-up station||Click here|
|5m Roll-up station||Click here|
|6m Roll-up station||Click here|
How to measure?
Measure the longest and widest sides of your pool and choose from the above sizes.
ORDER lead-time: Made-to-order in 2 to 10 days
Installation: R750.00 (Pretoria and Johannesburg only)
Door-to-door delivery in Gauteng @ R180.00 Anywhere else in South Africa: R380.00
The price for this material in BLACK is available on request.
Prices may change without notice.